In an urban landscape where portrait street painters are overwhelmingly drawn to either the technical proficiency of photorealism or its diametric opposite cartoonery, ALO’s expressionist fisogs stand out!
His street art career started with small paste ups in 2011 and bar a brief flirtation with Paris ALO has lived in London and consistently decorated our streets ever since.
ALO has just had a solo show titled “Grace”at the BSMT Space gallery and among the brilliant pieces were copies of some of his recent street pieces.
His art has been dominated by figures and portraiture and the expressionist paintings in his show were so enchanting that I made this compilation of some of the many faces he painted.
Being a great fan of ALO I have written a broader appreciation of the Grace show which you can see on Graffoto, my other blog.
BSMT Space website
All photos: Dave Stuart